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    Congolese German Centre for Microfinance (CCAM)

    at the Université Protestante de Congo, Kinshasa

    Content and Goals

    Microfinance plays a decisive role in the economic development of sub-Saharan Africa and in its battle against poverty and deprivation. However, African banks and ministries of finance often suffer from a lack of qualified experts. The Centre for Microfinance aims to bridge this gap and offers a needs-orientated programme for future microfinance specialists. The work focuses primarily on establishing a new practice oriented Master’s programme. The strong inclusion of experts from the finance sector gives the programme its outstanding added value. Besides expanding the course content and structure as such, the objectives include the further internationalisation of the Université Protestante au Congo as a key pillar in this collaboration. The programme also focuses on enhancing and intensifying the research activities at the established Chair of Microfinance. These include:

    • Continuous training and teaching of research staff
    • Consolidation of research capacities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Creation of a research network in the field of Microfinance with


    Programmes and How to Apply

    The CCAM programme consists of a two-year course (first and second degrees). This programme has been designed in conformance with the demands of the Ministry of Secondary and University Education of the Democratic Republic of Congo, specifically the official programme of management courses (Business Management). To conform to international standards and to make the beneficiaries of the proposed training competitive in the global marketplace, it corresponds to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), i.e. 60 ECTS per academic year. The course programme is composed of joint core subjects, such as those provided by the official Congolese programme, and of specialisation courses. The programme revolves around four major modules: microfinance, finance and quantitative methods, economics and management.To be admitted to the programme, the candidate must fulfil the following conditions:

    • Hold a graduate diploma in economic sciences or management (equivalent to that issued by UPC), with grades of at least 60%.
    • Have perfect command of the French language (medium of instruction) and a good knowledge of the English language. Certain lectures may be given in English by lecturers from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management;
    • Have good knowledge of information technology: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel;
    • Have successfully passed the admission test and be among the 35 best candidate
    • Only 35 candidates shall be admitted to the programme per year, following a competitive examination and rigorous selection in accordance with the Centre’s motto: excellence.
    CCAM in Benin

    On the third of December 2017, Professor Frederic Kalala, the Chair of Congolese German Center of Microfinance, told the students of M2 Microfinance that they…

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    CCAM Alumni Meeting: It was a family reunion

    “It is more than a meeting, it is a family reunion” said Professor Bakengela Shamba, the Director of the Congolose German Center of Microfinance. For…

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    Emotional intelligence: a tool to increase the performance of the entrepreneur in DR Congo

    Many people were shocked when the Harvard business review in 2016 has listed the most to least empathetic companies in the world, no surprise that…

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    CHREA – the fruit of Congolese German Center of Microfinance

    Three CCAM alumni have created a successful consulting firm. Christian Eanga, Dave Mobhe and Christopher Mukoka decided not to seek for a job but build…

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    Employee theft within Small Businesses in Kinshasa, DR Congo – By Michael Kongo

    Growing up in a business family where almost everyone was an entrepreneur such as father, mother, uncle, brother in law and even neighbors. What seemed…

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    Admission at CCAM Part II: 35 new candidates for the CCAM

    Last week was an intense week for the German Congolese Center of Microfinance. The 45 students who performed the best in the admission test were…

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    Admission at CCAM Part I

    122 candidates showed up at the Congolese German center of Microfinance to write their admission tests. Only 35 of them will be selected. The tension…

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    A great performance of the students of the Congolese-German center of Microfinance!

    Once again the students of the Congolese-German center of Microfinance have well performed in the final, in total 75% was graduated at the 30th of…

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    Michael kongo Secretary Congolese German Center of Microfinance
    Nilly Chingaté Castaño Programme Manager Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
    Anna Hettche
    Silja Bellinger Project Coordinator Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
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